Angelus kicked off the en primeur releases last week leading with lower prices. This week third growth Château Langoa-Barton and fourth growth Château Branaire-Ducru bucked the trend, releasing their 2018 vintage at higher prices. Langoa-Barton can cite receiving scores on par with 2010 as reason for a higher ticket. Also receiving excellent reviews but opening with lower prices is Suduira ut, a Sauternes. Despite the strength of the year there is less thirst for dessert wines these days and a lower price is likely a savvy move.
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